GRAND TRAIN TOUR OF SWITZERLAND

Price:From *$2278

9 Days/8 Night

Tour Description

Experience Switzerland’s most iconic and scenic rail journeys and discover the beauty of the Swiss Alps with their snow-capped mountain peaks, majestic glaciers, gushing waterfalls and crystal clear lakes. Combining the Golden Pass, Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express journeys with overnight stays in some of the most famous Swiss cities and resorts, this tour is a great way to see the very best of Switzerland. And if you would like a more leisurely paced itinerary we can add extra nights and additional excursions along the way.

DEPARTURE Daily, 2 May 18 - 10 Oct 18
INCLUSIONS
2nd class rail travel as per itinerary including half fare Swiss card (upgrade to 1st class available on request)
8 nights 3-star accommodation (upgrades available on request)
8 breakfasts
Train ticket Zürich Airport to Zürich City
Seat reservations on Golden Pass Line (Interlaken-Montreux), Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express including boat cruise
Mountain excursion to Jungfraujoch (unescorted)
Interlaken card for free local transport and discounts in and around Interlaken
Riviera card for free local transport and discounts in and around Montreux
Free transport card for selected local buses and trams in Lucerne

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE
Lunch reservations on Glacier Express
Mountain excursions in Zermatt to Gornergrat & Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Folklore show in Lucerne
Local day excursions
BONUS Free upgrade to first class in Apr, May & Jun on the Glacier Express

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Day 1:

Zürich Arrive in Switzerland and transfer by rail to Zürich. Day at leisure to explore this modern city.

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Day 2:

Zürich – Interlaken Take a quick train ride to Lucerne to board the express train to Interlaken for a journey passing crystal clear lakes and waterfalls and over the breathtaking Brunig Pass. (B)

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Day 3:

Jungfraujoch Today enjoy a full day trip to the world-famous Jungfraujoch and experience the spectacular views from Europe’s highest railway station. (B)

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Day 4:

Interlaken – Montreux (Golden Pass) The Golden Pass line is one of the most picturesque in Switzerland. Split into three distinct sections the ever changing scenery truly reflects Switzerland’s diversity. Travelling along the banks of Lake Thun before heading through traditional villages and alpine forests, the train finally emerges in the vineyards of the Lake Geneva region with beautiful views of the lake. (B)

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Day 5:

Montreux – Zermatt Enjoy a more relaxing day and take a morning stroll along the lakeside in Montreux before the train trip to Zermatt. In the afternoon, explore this famous alpine resort or take an excursion to the breathtaking Gornergrat with unrivalled views towards the Matterhorn (extra cost). (B)

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Day 6:

Zermatt – St. Moritz (Glacier Express) Experience the legendary Glacier Express from Zermatt to St. Moritz. This thrilling journey, in a panoramic carriage, takes in some of the most dramatic scenery Switzerland has to offer. Arrive in glamorous St. Moritz in the afternoon. (B)

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Day 7:

St. Moritz – Lugano (Bernina Express) Continue the journey on the Bernina Express through UNESCO protected landscapes with outstandingly beautiful scenery, travelling over the Bernina Pass before heading down to the border of Italy. From Tirano continue by bus along the lakes back to Switzerland and Lugano. (B)

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Day 8:

Lugano – Lucerne (Gotthard Panorama Express) Travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express from the Mediterranean South to the traditional heart of Switzerland. The Gotthard route is truly mesmerising and finishes with a scenic lake cruise from Flüelen to Lucerne. Explore Lucerne on foot on your final evening. (B)

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Day 9:

Lucerne Transfer by rail to a Swiss airport or border. (B)

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